Straight man rejected from blood bank for 'acting gay'
NY Daily News
BY Philip Caulfield
An Indiana man is suing a blood bank for operating with broken “gaydar.” Aaron Pace, who says he’s straight, claims he was barred from donating blood at Bio-Blood Components in Gary, Ind., after a screener told him he acted like he was gay.
“I was humiliated and embarrassed,” Pace, 22, told the Chicago Sun-Times. “It’s not right that homeless people can give blood but homosexuals can’t. And I’m not even a homosexual.”
Pace visited the center earlier this month, hoping to pocket an easy $40 for a blood and plasma donation. He suspects the staff member shot him down because he has an effeminate voice and manner.
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